Progress to university Edexcel GCE A level university recognition

Pearson is one of five main Awarding Organisations (AO) offering GCE A Levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the largest AO to offer GCE A Levels outside of the UK. GCE A levels are regarded internationally as the ‘gold standard’ of UK education, and recognised for entry on to undergraduate degrees programmes by universities worldwide. 

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Edexcel GCE A level university recognition

University recognition guide

Find out how GCE A levels are recognised around the world, region by region, by downloading our useful Edexcel GCE A level university recognition guide. 

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  • One of the most respected qualifications in the world leading to university study.
  • The most widely studied qualification by UK students aged 16-18.
  • The most referenced qualification by top-ranked UK institutions for progression onto university education and accepted by the world's leading research universities
  • Recognised by the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings universities, including; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), John Hopkins University and the University of Toronto.
  • Download our Edexcel GCE A level university recognition guide, to help understand which Higher-Education Institutions globally accept these qualifications for undergraduate entry.
  • Edexcel GCE A levels provide access to universities worldwide.

Read case studies of Edexcel GCE A level students who have successfully gone to to world leading universities. 

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Read case studies of Edexcel GCE A level students

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For information and advice on how to apply to universities across the world, visit our Apply to University webpage.

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Edexcel International GCSE recognition

  • Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs and GCSEs are recognised and accepted by universities worldwide.
  • Some universities may state minimum grades required for university entry in some subjects. This is usually for English and Maths and sometimes Science subjects.
  • International GCSEs and GCSEs in England are both moving to a 9-1 grading scale from 2016/2017 and universities have confirmed that they recognise the new scale in terms of admission requirements.  
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